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French Car Hire

Our summer holiday might invlove a trip to France, with Herself's sister and kids joining us. One of the many options we are considering is to hire a people carrier so that all seven of us can travel together. What experience of Fench car hire does anyone on here have? Do you know if it is possible to hire a roof box to go ontop of the hire car?
Big Blue

I always use Europcar in France. It's a French company. I can't see an option to rent a roof box though.
cbeaks1

A 7/8 seat Vivaro/Jumpy (or Jumper, can't remember which is which)/Transit Tourneo/Transporter/ Hyundai I-Load will give space and a boot.
Grampa

Re: French Car Hire

Roadrunner wrote:
Our summer holiday might invlove a trip to France, with Herself's sister and kids joining us. One of the many options we are considering is to hire a people carrier so that all seven of us can travel together. What experience of Fench car hire does anyone on here have? Do you know if it is possible to hire a roof box to go ontop of the hire car?


None of getting a roof box, but hired a car for a pick up from Nice Airport and all went smoothly - the car I expected was clean and ready and waiting - someone had hired a 911 for a pick up on the same morning and the staff were all saying, "is this him?" every time someone walked in.   If they can organise a 911 I'm sure a people carrier will be no problem.
Frank Bullitt

cbeaks1 wrote:
A 7/8 seat Vivaro/Jumpy (or Jumper, can't remember which is which)/Transit Tourneo/Transporter/ Hyundai I-Load will give space and a boot.


Agreed, this is probably the best option or if two cars work then do that
Martin

I'd hire 2 cars, so you don't have to do everything together.

As for who to use, Europcar, Avis and Sixt have all been pretty good in europe but avoid Enterprise, I'll never be using them again after my experience in Holland.
Nice Guy Eddie

Martin wrote:
I'd hire 2 cars, so you don't have to do everything together.

As for who to use, Europcar, Avis and Sixt have all been pretty good in europe but avoid Enterprise, I'll never be using them again after my experience in Holland.


Absolutley. Being in the car is one of the only times on the holiday you'll get a bit of peace and quite.

Do you really want to everything together. Imagine you've got a day to fill on holiday and the girls have worked out there's a lace museum half an hour down the road and equal distance in the other direction is the Schlumpf collection. With 2 cars, argument avoided.
Roadrunner

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Martin wrote:
I'd hire 2 cars, so you don't have to do everything together.

As for who to use, Europcar, Avis and Sixt have all been pretty good in europe but avoid Enterprise, I'll never be using them again after my experience in Holland.


Absolutley. Being in the car is one of the only times on the holiday you'll get a bit of peace and quite.

Do you really want to everything together. Imagine you've got a day to fill on holiday and the girls have worked out there's a lace museum half an hour down the road and equal distance in the other direction is the Schlumpf collection. With 2 cars, argument avoided.


Normally that would be waht we would do, however the main reason for looking at a 7-seater in the first place is that Herself's sister does not want to drive in France, so we need a solution where we can all travel together.
canadian bacon

used sixt in france, was pretty good value (at the time), no insurance heavy selling, bring it back full, and we got the car we ordered/booked!

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